The Achievement of a Balanced and Consistent PhD Thesis - Journey Towards the PhD Proposal
Authors: Michele Santos, Rita Almendra
Abstract: The achievement of a balanced and consistent PhD Thesis proposal is a challenge for each PhD student. This paper intends to unfold and reflect on the tactics used by the authors in the course named “Seminário de Projeto de Tese” (Thesis Project Seminar) lectured at the Doctoral Program in Design at the Lisbon School of Architecture, Univ. of Lisbon. The main goal of this reflection is to present and question the key elements of this “kick-off” moment, but mostly, to convey the way they are worked along with the students and later concatenated in a robust proposal that maps the research project. In methodological terms, we will be using literature review to frame the work and we will assess the didactics used in class. As a result of this work, we show a step-by-step didactic process explained and open to be used. These guidelines have proven to be very assertive.
Keywords: PhD journey, Phd journey, Thesis project
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